Lesley Davison

Art and Education

Lesley Davison

561-707-8445              ltdeeemail@gmail.com

Website: www.lesleydavison.com

State of Florida Department of Education—Professional Educator’s Certificate – Art K-12

The Boston Globe, Boston, MA                                                       2016-Present

Director, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Facilitating the Massachusetts Affiliate of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the largest region in the country of the oldest Teen Art and Writing Awards nationwide. 

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA                                2014-2016

Coordinator, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Bak Middle School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL                           2004-2014

Visual Art Teacher: Taught visual art – drawing, painting, ceramics, to 6-8th grade students in highly competitive magnet arts program.                                 

Educational Gallery Group (Eg2) West Palm Beach, FL                           2007-2014

Director of Curriculum and Programming: Helped to run non-profit student art gallery.  Duties include developing programs, liaison with art teacher community, student instruction, assembling and designing exhibitions, grant writing, coordinating Regional Scholastic Art Awards program, and more.

Belvedere Elementary School West Palm Beach, FL                               2011

Artist in Residence:  Worked as part of a grant-funded arts integration program to design and install a large-scale mosaic tile mural with the participation of elementary school students.

Palmetto Elementary School West Palm Beach, FL                                2008-2010

Artist in Residence: Worked as part of a grant-funded arts integration program.  Worked with students, teachers and administration to develop and implement arts integration activities and create a series of permanent mosaic murals for the school.

Armory Art Center West Palm Beach, FL                                                  

2006-2008 WallTogether: Designed, created and facilitated a large-scale mosaic mural       project with hundreds of student artists.

2005-2007 Director of Youth Programs: Ran youth programming for non-profit art center.  Hired instructors, developed and implemented programming, ordered supplies, oversaw scheduling and supplies, awarded scholarships, administered after-school programs and summer camp.                                                         

2000-2005 Instructor:  Taught a variety of art classes to students from pre-school to high-school age.  Subjects included basic drawing and painting skills, ceramics for all skill levels, textiles, jewelry, sculpture, and much more.

 Northboro Elementary School West Palm Beach, FL                                                              2003 Artist in Residence: Worked as part of a grant-funded program to develop and implement a series of art projects to all grade levels, pre-K – 5th.

Newton Public Schools Newton, MA                                                                                    1993-1999

Art Teacher:  Taught art at the elementary and middle school levels in public school system.

 Education

1993                

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Completed Teacher Certification Program     

1985       

University of California, Santa Cruz

Completed B.A., Spanish Literature (fluent in Spanish)

Exhibitions

 

Steven Johnson Gallery, Group Exhibition                                                         2012

Educational Gallery Group (Eg2), Annual Art Educator Show,                   2008-2011

Pine Jog Environmental Center,  “invasive Species”                                     2010

Armory Art Center, Annual Faculty Show,                                                           2001-2007

Liman Gallery, Palm Beach, Group Exhibition                                                  2007

Cruiseport, Gloucester, MA, Group Exhibition                                                   2007

Palm Beach International Airport, “Wing it”, Group Show                           2006

Installation “Breathing Room”, Forest Hill Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA                                                                                                                                                                             2006

Public Mosaic Installations 

Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville, MA (group project)           completed 2016

Belvedere Elementary, West Palm Beach, FL,                                       completed 2011

Palmetto Elementary West, West Palm Beach, FL                               completed 2010

Palmetto Elementary East, West Palm Beach, FL                                completed 2008

WALLTOGETHER, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL             completed 2008